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<ul><li> 1. 2012 Survival Handbook 2012-Survival-Guide.com ~~ NOTICE ~~ This is NOT a free book. You may NOT forward this book to anyone else. You do NOT have resale rights for this book. We will take aggressive legal action against anyone violating these terms. If you have purchased this book from anywhere other than 2012Survival-Guide.com, including eBay, please report it to support@2012-survivalguide.com immediately. </li> <li> 2. Legal Disclaimer The authors and publishers both disclaim liability regarding any loss or risk incurred as a direct, or indirect, consequence of the application and usage of any of the contents within this guide. Copyright Those who have received or purchased the guide are neither authorized nor permitted to transmit copies of this guide to anyone without written permission. Giving away copies to people who havent paid for them is illegal under international copyright laws and will submit you to possible legal action. 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Loss of property, injury to self or others, and even death could occur as a direct or indirect consequence of the use and application of any content found herein. By choosing to use the information made available within any of our publications, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the authors, publishers, and any other related companies from all claims (whether valid or invalid), judgments, suits, proceedings, losses, damages, and costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever that result from the use or misuse of any information provided. The information provided may need to be downloaded using third party software, such as Acrobat or Flash Player. Its the users responsibility to install the software necessary to view such information. Any downloads, whether purchased or given for free from our website, related websites, or hosting systems, are done at the users own risk. No warranty is given that websites are free of corrupting computer codes, viruses or worms. All 2012-Survival-Guide.com information is intended for adults above the age of 18 years only. If you are a minor, you can use this service only with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians. Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised. Furthermore, 2012Survival-Guide.com specifically denies access to any individual covered by the Child Online Privacy Act (COPA) of 1998. 3 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 4. Table of Contents Page Copyright &amp; Disclaimer 2 Urban Survival Food/Water Self Defense Location Extreme Climates 5 10 17 21 27 4 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 5. Urban Survival Imagine being trapped inside a war zone. Complete chaos all around you. People running, screaming and pillaging anything they can get their hands on. People who arent necessarily bad, but scared. Scared beyond any logical thought. Scared enough to lash out at anything in their path. Now multiply that by a million. Over a million enemies coming at you from all angles. How do you run? Is it possible to hide? Whats the right thing to do to keep your family safe here? Pre-Step 1. Build A Community First off, you have to remember that you are all human beings. When stuff hits the fan, it doesnt change the fact that youre all in it together. Getting other people to see that can be relatively easy. Start off by talking to some of your closest friends and neighbors. Theres safety in numbers, so if you can get Be One Of Your a group together before anything goes Community Can Friends Wisely. Greatest Assets! Be Sure To Choose Your down, youre much better off than trying to group up afterwards. Plus, your sustainable living area might not be able to support a large scale movement. However, if you have the means to setup a large scale settlement, especially with others, thats the best thing to do. We humans are meant to live in community (friendship, reproduction, specialized skills and security being just a few reasons) so your survival experience will be much more enjoyable if you start off in a community. But what if you dont have any like-minded people around, or just cant swing it? 5 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 6. Pre-Step 2. Build a Route Cities are complicated places. Major roads are going to be jam packed, and probably closed. Traffic lights are going to be out. People will be panicking. You need to designate a safe route out of your city. And then drive it. Know it like the back of your hand. Here are a few things to remember for route planning: 1. Stay away from Interstates. Theyll be more like parking lots. 2. No lights will be working, so avoid intersections with stop lights if at all possible. 3. Earthquakes, floods and hurricanes change everything. Have multiple routes ready. 4. Gas stations will be out, but if not will attract huge crowds of people. 5. Large bridges can be easily destroyed by Steer Clear Of Bridges, Large Bodies of Water, And The Highest catastrophic earthquakes. Try to avoid Population Areas! them. Avoid anywhere where large groups of people gather, especially civic centers and food stores. Also, plan like your route has already been comprised. Have at least three ways out that dont overlap. 6 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 7. Step 1. Mobilize You should have all of your belongings that you cant afford to lose already in a secure location. By the time you hit December 21, 2012 if its not secured you dont have time to grab it. Put your family into the vehicle with each persons BOB (Bug-Out-Bag). Kids can get by with a smaller bag, but its important for each person to be able to have basic living needs on their back, especially if you end up walking. The key here is speed. You should be able to grab everyone, their BOBs and go in under five minutes if you have a dedicated vehicle, and under seven if you have to fuel your vehicle from your emergency fuel supply. A Tactical Vehicle Is Perfect For Convoying To A Secure Location. Its More Intimidating And Much Harder For Anyone To Stop. Be Sure To Carry Large Quantities of Fuel. Also Update The Technology It Uses As Best You Can. Step 2. Convoy Youve got to have your route already picked out. If possible, listen to the traffic report on your radio. If there is any existing technology the government will still be trying to use it. Then, based on the data you have (where the disaster has been the worst, whats happening right now) choose your route. If you dont have anything to go off of, just pick the route that is the most obscure. 7 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 8. What To Do If You Hit Obstacles Fallen trees, destroyed bridges, or sink holes where there used to be a road can make travel nearly impossible. If you know your area well break out a map and see about circumnavigating the obstacle as quickly as possible. If theres no possible way to get around it on the route youre currently heading, double back and head for one of your secondary or tertiary routes. What To Do If You Hit A Mob Large groups of people do rash things. If you have a car, and they dont you could be in trouble. First try to turn and run. If that isnt possible, fire a few warning shots in the air. While there is confusion, gun your engine and begin honking and flashing your lights. Peoples first instinct when a large object is coming at them at a high rate of speed is to get out of the way. Try to avoid hurting anyone and drive through the crowd as quickly as possible. Step 3. Refueling Depending on how far outside the city your long-term shelter is, you may have to stop and refuel. A good rule of thumb is to have 2.5 times the amount of fuel you need to get out alive. That way if you have to double back, or take any large and unexpected detours youll have enough to make it to your shelter. 8 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 9. S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. Heres a little acronym to help get you through anything else that might come up in urban survival: Size up the situation. Undue haste makes waste. Calm down, and prepare to act. Remember where you are. Vanquish fear and panic. While you are afraid you will make rash decisions. Rash decisions can kill you and your family. Improvise. Value living. Remember what you have to live for, and hold on to it. Act like the natives. Dont do anything to stand out if you can help it. Live by your wits. Its going to take constant thought, but your brain can keep you alive. These are just general survival principles, but they can make the difference between life or death. More than anything else, DONT PANIC! Youll only get through this if you keep your mind straight. Not panicking can be hard when everyone around you is screaming that the sky is falling, and it feels like it really is. But remember, you owe it to yourself to You MUST Stay Calm No Matter What Happens. The minute you panic, you die. remain calm and ordered. Anything else and you flush your chances of survival down the tubes. 9 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 10. 2. Food/Water This is going to seem like a no brainer, but you cant survive without food and water. Once you are out of the city, and to your long-term shelter youve got to have a plan for daily life, especially eating and drinking. How Much Food Do You Need? This is going to sound like a copout, but you can never have too much food in a safe place. Youre always going to need to eat, and unless youre only planning on living for a year, youre going to need more than a years worth of food. My recommendation is to have a minimum of a years worth of food for every person. That way if All your food must have a long shelf life. Grain, rice, and beans are perfect options. nothing works like you plan it to (crops fail, cant go outside, livestock dies, etc) youll have time to try again. Hopefully you wont need it, but better safe than sorry. Worst case scenario, you take your extra food and trade it. Hello position of power and prestige right from the get go. What To Include Canned Goods Jerky Dehydrated (Powdered) foods MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) Meal Replacement Bars Beans Rice Flour Grain Pasta 10 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 11. What Not To Include Anything with a short shelf life Produce Fresh vegetables Foods whose seals have been broken Food that has to be frozen You should assume that youre going to have to go through this catastrophe with NO ELECTRICITY. That means, if youre counting on your freezer to keep your food preserved, youre in for a rude awakening. Always rely on dry packed foods. Foods packed in nitrogen or vacuum sealed are great to have. That ensures a long-term shelf life. Bread and other baked goods are a terrific treat when you've had nothing but canned foods. Also, it's easy to make and goes well with any meal. Canned foods are also items of choice, because they really cant go bad unless they get a hole in them or are smashed. That being said, the food inside will get pretty nasty if you wait a long time. Itll lose its texture, taste and most importantly nutritional value. Try to rotate your canned food out every year. In peace times you can donate large quantities of canned foods to a food bank and receive a substantial tax write off. 11 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li> <li> 12. Baking As you saw in the vital items list, baking is going to be an excellent source of food. Its a good stress reliever, and the food will taste terrific, even if you store the flour for extended periods of time. There are two options for baking. Raw Baking This is where you take all of the basic ingredients and whip up everything from pancakes to rolls, to breading for chicken, to stuffing. There are a ton of options for combinations of any foods youve stored. Plus bread has been a staple for years. A dutch oven can bake practically anything you need as long as you have an open flame or way to heat it. Here are the ingredients you need for any raw baking: Flour (or grain and grain mill) Baking Powder Sugar (shorter term) Baking Soda Oil (I use olive oil) Shortening Honey (longer term) Dehydrated Eggs Baking Mixes Baking mixes can be a great alternative to raw baking. Normally packages of baking mixes have a long shelf life. Also, you wont have to mix any egg powder into them. Just pour in water and go. The thing youll need while baking anything is a Dutch oven or griddle for the stove your fire place youll be using. 12 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide </li>...</ul>